Cooperating for the Sake of Self-interest

Any effort to promote cooperation between governments quickly runs into skepticism. Cities and their citizens are self-interested, the thinking goes. Read the full release.  


College and Career Readiness in Alabama

In 2012, the Alabama State Board of Education adopted Plan 2020, which embraced a vision for the state education system Read the full release.  


Local Government 3.0

The following feature, which describes an alliance between the City of Montevallo, The University of Montevallo (UM), and Shelby County, Read the full release.  


First Class Pre-K lowers discipline rates for students middle and high school years

By on July 26th, 2019 in , , : in Education & Workforce Development

Children who have participated in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program, a voluntary, public early education program are about half as Read the full release.  


Population Change in Alabama Cities 2018

Huntsville continues its trajectory towards becoming Alabama’s largest city, while Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile continue to drift lower, according to Read the full release.  


Practices of Top Gaining Schools on the ACT

After publishing ACT results for the graduating Class of 2018, PARCA contacted several of the schools and systems in Alabama Read the full release.  


Alabama County and MSA Population Trends

The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show continued strong growth in the Huntsville metropolitan statistical area (MSA), slightly Read the full release.  


How Do States Choose State Boards of Education and State Superintendents?

By on May 20th, 2019 in , : in Public Education

The Alabama Legislature is currently considering a bill that would potentially overhaul state education governance and policymaking as it relates Read the full release.  


How Are Alabama Students Performing? 2018 Scantron Results

Less than half of Alabama public school students in grades 3-8 scored proficient on grade level tests of reading and Read the full release.  


Alabama High School ACT Scores for the Class of 2018

Alabama public high school students’ performance on the ACT was down slightly in 2018, after hitting a high point in Read the full release.